Youth homelessness is a complex issue that intersects with multiple public and private entities. The SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access, and Recovery) program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) can help. SOAR increases access to Social Security disability benefits for eligible adults and children who:
- Are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
- Have a severe mental illness, medical impairment, or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
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